pretty in portugal

If you’re searching for a vacation that’s affordable, alluring and adventurous, look no further than the enchanting country of Portugal.  Influenced by the explorers who brought such a unique mix of culture to the country, we spent five days trekking between Lisbon and Porto, sampling the divine cuisine and wine, taking in the breath-taking views, and soaking up every bit of history Portugal has to … Continue reading pretty in portugal

next stop, new mexico

My school offered me the opportunity to teach in the International Baccalaureate Programme this upcoming year (think gifted kids who are beyond gifted), and let me choose from several different locations for training. Amidst amazing places like St. Petersburg and Lake Tahoe, I noticed a new town in a new state I had never visited: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided that while I was learning … Continue reading next stop, new mexico

top ten tuesday: chicago chic

Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States, and full of sights to behold. Between the cultural contributions, beautiful architecture, easy to navigate public transportation and old city feel combined with modern amenities, it’s one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. We flew out for a quick weekend getaway, and left planning our next trip to do everything we missed! Tips for … Continue reading top ten tuesday: chicago chic

doggie destinations: cape may, new jersey 

My dogs are my babies and I love to take them everywhere we go.  I’ve learned that traveling with them takes a certain degree of planning, especially since I don’t like to leave them alone during vacations.  Reggie has a heartbreaking yowl that makes neighbors think he’s being tortured or I’m dead inside.  This isn’t even an exaggeration, in North Carolina the hotel manager called … Continue reading doggie destinations: cape may, new jersey